Other Names for this Disease
- Mende Syndrome
- Van der Hoeve Halbertsma Waardenburg Gualdi Syndrome
Your QuestionMy teenage daughter has Waardenburg syndrome. Recently she has developed body hair on her chest and upper lip. Her eyebrows are also growing together. Is this due to Waardenburg syndrome?
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We were not able to find case reports describing hirsutism in women with Waardenburg syndrome, however signs and symptoms of Waardenburg syndrome can vary greatly. We recommend that you discuss this question further with your daughter's physician.
In the meantime, you can read more about hirsutism at the following link to the UpToDate article on this topic:
- Tamayo ML, Gelvez N, Rodriguez M, Florez S, Varon C, Medina D, Bernal JE. Screening program for Waardenburg syndrome in Colombia: clinical definition and phenotypic variability. Am J Med Genet A. 2008 Apr 15; 146A(8):1026-31; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18241065. Accessed 9/5/2012.
- Barbieri RL et al.,. Evaluation of women with hirsutism. In: Basow, DS . UpToDate. Waltham, MA: UpToDate; 2012;